According to the leaker Ice Universe, the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will finally offer the 4K120 video option known from Sony Xperia flagships. (Image via Walmart, edited)(Update: Feature being tested) We’ve been waiting a long time for this, but it could actually become reality in early 2024! According to a recent tip from a usually very reliable leaker, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is said to have a feature that has not yet been leaked and that many people really appreciate in the Sony Xperia 1 V, for example.
Is everything about the Galaxy S24 already known? Maybe not. Samsung may still have a surprise for us on January 17, 2024, if we want to believe the latest statement from well-known leaker Ice Universe. According to his post on X (formerly Twitter) tonight the successor to the Galaxy S23 Ultra (available here on Amazon) will finally offer more than 4K recordings at 60 fps.
Specifically, the camera flagship from South Korea will also be able to record 4K120 videos, a feature that has long been standard in the action cam segment and is also popular on Sony Xperia flagships such as the Xperia 1 V. Most recently, Nubia also advertised a 4K120 option in the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 flagship Nubia Z60 Ultra with all three camera sensors. It is currently not known whether Samsung will also activate the high-quality slow motion option for all focal lengths of the Galaxy S24 Ultra and whether there will be any time recording limits.
In any case, videographers will be more satisfied with the Galaxy S24 Ultra compared to its predecessor. On the Galaxy S23 Ultra it was not possible to switch between lenses while recording 4K60 video, which is also supposed to change in the new generation according to an earlier leak. 4K120 is not per se a new development in the smartphone segment – the OnePlus 9 Pro was already capable of this – but this function has been comparatively rare. If Samsung actually does enable this feature in the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which has not yet been confirmed, it would certainly send a message to the rest of the industry.
Update 12:30 Feature is being tested
Unfortunately Ice added another post a few hours later (see below) in which he clarified that the feature is currently being tested so it may not be ready for launch or even be scrapped altogether.
However, I need to point out that this function may not be preserved in the end. Testing now.
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) December 31, 2023 As a young tech enthusiast with a history involving assembling and overclocking projects, I ended up working as a projectionist with good old 35-mm films before I entered the computer world at a professional level. I assisted customers at an Austrian IT service provider called Iphos IT Solutions for seven years, working as a Windows client and server administrator as well as a project manager. As a freelancer who travels a lot, I have been able to write for Notebookcheck from all corners of the world since 2016. My articles cover brand-new mobile technologies in smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of all kinds.
Alexander Fagot, 2023-12-31 (Update: 2023-12-31)